For many students, college is something that is assumed. However, given the costs and time involved in college, it can be very helpful for parents to consider whether their teen is indeed ready to take that step. Please consider the following infographic to help get your adolescent ready for higher education. 3,442 total views, no […]
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It’s really hard to be a student You don’t have a choice over how your day goes. You have to ask permission for everything. It’s easy to feel like your day is full of people trying to catch your mistakes. You are constantly being evaluated. You have a full day of class, then a full […]
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Art is often used in psychotherapy to explore and process emotions. Different from art therapy, the use of art in psychotherapy is one tool that therapists often use with both children and adults. Here are some benefits of using art in therapy…
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There are ways to make the most of the winter months! Making time inside enjoyable for you and your loved ones. Let’s get Creative!
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Many parenting approaches fail to address the parent’s thoughts and feelings. By acknowledging and opening up to these experiences, parenting becomes more effective and meaningful.
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It can be overwhelming and confusing when you are the victim of name-calling. This article helps you to better understand and respond.
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Graphic novels have become increasingly popular for children. There are currently many different types of graphic novels from Captain Underpants to the Smile books by Raina Taigelmeier. Graphic novels have not always been considered appropriate reading for children. Lately, graphic novels are flying off the shelves, jumping into virtual shopping carts, and being embraced by […]
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Sleep is a complicated issue with many inter-connected components. However, if you are struggling with sleep, consider making some dietary changes to promote improvements in your sleep cycle.
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Sportsmanship (and compassion for people) is important in both the participation and viewing of sports Sports are a common past-time for many of us. I was watching the big Bears/Packers rivalry game this week, and saw Aaron Rodgers leave the field with a very painful, and very distressing, injury. I went online to see if […]
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“Discussions about culture move us forward as a society and expand our world views. Just because you may live in a place without much diversity does not mean you cannot open your mind or think critically about the struggles of marginalized populations and appreciate the little and big moments we are experiencing today.”
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Mental health services for children often depend on parental agreement, even if parents are not (or never have been) married Many times, psychologists and therapists offer mental health services to children from never married, separated, or divorced families. At Hope Springs, we will ask about custody issues. There are several reasons for this, and they have […]
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It can feel terrible when you unintentionally offend someone. It can happen in marriage, with friends, or at work. It can even happen with people we don’t know well. It happens to everyone at some point or another. None of us want to be responsible for someone feeling hurt or angry. Handled poorly, it creates […]
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